NHS ‘Exemplars’ to help close disability inequality gap

The NHS has called on local NHS organisations to become learning disability ‘Exemplars’.

In-person Covid testing continues to deliver results

Anyone getting a test at a regional test site or mobile testing unit can expect their result by the next day.

£3bn to support NHS in second wave preparations

Boris Johnson is set to announce that the NHS in England will receive an extra £3 billion to prepare for a possible second wave of coronavirus.

Russian hackers target coronavirus vaccine

The National Cyber Security Centre has warned that Russian hackers are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Call for joined up policy making across health and care

NHS Providers and the CIPFA have called for joined up policy making across health and care.

Two thirds can't get life-saving ECT treatment

Two thirds of people who would be having ECT can’t access the life-saving treatment because of coronavirus.

£62m to help discharge people with learning disabilities

DHSC is providing new funding to help to move people with learning disabilities and autistic people into more appropriate care.

Johnson promises future independent inquiry

At Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson committed to an ‘independent inquiry’ into the coronavirus pandemic.

Review launched on babies' and children's health

A new review into improving health outcomes in babies and young children has launched by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Widespread misunderstandings about mental health careers

While many people might be interested in working in mental health, there are widespread misunderstandings about careers in the field.

Primary care leaders call for greater freedom

Primary care leaders want greater flexibility and autonomy to work in a way that is more responsive to their local populations.

Initial findings published for testing programme

The Health Secretary has welcomed the findings of the largest study to date into coronavirus rates of infection by Imperial College London.

Fewer heart attacks seen by NHS during pandemic

Hospital admissions for heart attacks dropped by a third across England when coronavirus took off in the UK and the nation went into lockdown.

Point-of-care scanning in the NHS improves patient safety

Six NHS hospital trusts which implemented regular point-of-care scanning have ensured complete traceability of healthcare items, finds new report.

Covid outbreaks 20 times more likely in large care homes

Coronavirus outbreaks are up to 20 times more likely in large care homes, with the likelihood of infection tripling with every additional 20 beds.

People quitting smoking highest in a decade

Action on Smoking and Health has suggested that more than one million people have given up smoking since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Hospitals in urgent need of more scanners and staff

Hospital trusts across England urgently need more equipment, staff and space to deal with a huge backlog of scans for cancer and other conditions.

Hancock promises ‘biggest flu vaccination programme’

Matt Hancock has said that the UK will see the biggest seasonal flu vaccination drive in history this winter to try and mitigate the fear of a winter crisis mixed with coronavirus.


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Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual funding for 2019/2020.

More recently, ERIC (Estates Returns Information Collection) data collection has contained some deeply alarming news about the condition of NHS buildings and equipment.

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